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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section III. Sympathetic Affections
1. Social Affections
 
904. Celibacy.
 
  
NOUN:CELIBACY, singleness, single blessedness; bachelorhood, bachelorship; misogamy, misogyny.
  virginity, pucelage [rare], maidhood [rare], maidenhood, maidenhead.
  UNMARRIED MAN, bachelor, Cœlebs, agamist, old bachelor; misogamist, misogynist; monk, priest, celibate, religious.
  UNMARRIED WOMAN, spinster, maid, maiden; virgin, feme sole [law], old maid; bachelor-girl, girl-bachelor; nun, sister, vestal, vestal virgin; Diana, St. Agnes.
  
VERB:live single, enjoy single blessedness, keep bachelor hall.
  
ADJECTIVE:UNMARRIED, unwedded; wifeless, spouseless; single, celibate, virgin.
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. Is the single man therefore blessed? No!—As You Like It
  2. A man is all in the way in the house.—Gaskell

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